Dr. Theresa Poussaint

Adjunct Professor

School of Business

Theresa Poussaint

Dr. Poussaint earned her academic degrees, Doctor of Management, Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), and Bachelor of Science in communication studies from the University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly University of Maryland University College).  Her dissertation focused on women and leadership entitled:  Perceptual Factors Affecting Female CEO Placement in the Hospitality Industry.  Dr. Poussaint has developed and teaches undergraduate and graduate-level business courses in the School of Business.

She has over 30 years of corporate business work experience serving in various leadership roles.  She was employed for five years with UMUC, as an adjunct faculty member and Association Vice President of Alumni Relations. Prior to joining UMUC, she was employed with HMSHost (formerly Host Marriott Services) servings as Manager of Loss Prevention Services, a division of HR.  As an adult learner herself, Dr. Poussaint understands her students and brings passion and life experiences to the classroom to engage students in understanding and applying business concepts and theories to their professional and personal lives.  She is also the author of “The Power to Navigate Your Destiny: The Five Essential Principles You Need to Access the Power Within”. 

Doctor of Management, University of Maryland University College

Master’s in Business Administration Degree, University of Maryland University College

Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, University of Maryland University College

Leadership

Women in Leadership

Business

Management

Corporate business work experience serving in various leadership roles; employed for five years with UMUC, as an adjunct faculty member and Association Vice President of Alumni Relations; prior to joining UMUC, employed 10 years with HMSHost (formerly Host Marriott Services) servings as Manager of Loss Prevention Services, a division of HR.

Women in leadership

Gender-Equality Intelligence (GEI)

BUSS 210 – Introduction to Business

BUSS 301 – Principles of Management

BUSS 312 – Organizational Theory & HR Management

BUSS 340 – International Business

BUSS 406 – Operations Management

BUSS 407 – Political and Social Environment of Business

BUSS 421 – Advertising and Promotion

BUSS 443 – International Strategy

BUSS 480 – Advanced Business Project

CAR 600 – Career Planning and Development

MBA 513 – Organizational Behavior & HR Management

MBA 516 – Strategic Management and Org Leadership

MBA 612 International Business

MBA 627- Advanced Business Project

Author of “The Power to Navigate Your Destiny: The Five Essential Principles You Need to Access the Power Within”.  (published January 2021).

Navigate Your Destiny, LLC

Motivational Speaking, Professional Training and Coaching

President’s Circle Donor Plaque, 2011

District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics, 2008

UMUC Women in Business, 2007

The Edward A. Parnell Outstanding Alumna Service Award, 2007

Constitution Day and Citizens Day, 2007

UMUC Videos – UMUC Media, 2006

UMUC Business & Executive Programs, 2006

UMUC Graduate School of Management & Technology – The Value-Added MBA, 2006

UMUC MBA Newsletter – Alumni Profile, 2005

Metropolitan Who’s Who, 2007

United Who’s Who, 2005

Women’s Career Development Conference, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Achiever – The Alumni Magazine of University of Maryland University College, 2003, 2004, 2006

Outstanding Service to the HMSHost Activities Committee, 2002

HMSHost Spotlight – Unique Associate, Volume 7, 1998

The Professional Women’s Network
Past:

Member, Collington Foundation, 2011 to 2016

Co-Chair & Parent Representative, Kid Power, Inc. 2010 to 2016

Member, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), 2009

Member, Loss Prevention Foundation, 2008

Member, Board of Directors, Kid Power DC, Inc., 2008

Member, Board of Director’s & Past President, UMUC Alumni Association, 2008

Immediate Past President, UMUC Alumni Association, 2007 – 2008

Chair, Search Committee for VP of Institutional Advancement, UMUC, 2007

Member, Search Committee for Provost, UMUC, 2007

President, UMUC Alumni Association, 2006 – 2007

President-Elect, UMUC Alumni Association, 2005 – 2006

Member, National Black MBA Association, 2005

Member, Business & Executive Program Advisory Board, UMUC Graduate School, 2005

Moderator, Women’s Career Development Conference, UMUC, 2005

Chair, Activities Committee, HMSHost, 2005

Vice President, Outreach & Chapter Development, UMUC Alumni Association, 2004 – 2005

Panel Member, Women’s Career Development Conference, UMUC, 2004

Co-Chair, Activities Committee, HMSHost, 2004

Vice President, Communications Committee, UMUC Alumni Association, 2003 – 2004

Acting Vice President, Communications Committee, UMUC Alumni Association, 2002 – 2003

Member, Communications Committee, UMUC Alumni Association, 2002

Member, Student Advisory Board, UMUC, 2000 – 2001

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